New SODOM LP will be band's 'heaviest album ever', says Angelripper
Bassist/vocalist Thomas “Angelripper” Such of German thrash metal veterans SODOM has confirmed to Agoraphobic News that he and his bandmates have commenced work on the follow-up to 2020’s “Genesis XIX” LP. He said: “We are still working on new material for a new album. We have three songs so far. I can tell you this will be the heaviest SODOM album ever.
“I don’t know when it’s gonna be released — next year or 2024 — because I wanna work on it without any pressure,” he continued. “It’s very important. When the songs are finished, everything is fixed, we can talk to a record company to get an option to release. That’s also the business.
“But, yes, we are always active,” Tom added. “During the corona times, we had more time for writing songs and recording an album. That was the only positive in these times. But ‘Genesis XIX’ was a wonderful album ’cause we spent more time recording it.”
SODOM‘s 40th-anniversary album, “40 Years At War – The Greatest Hell Of Sodom”, arrived on October 28 through Steamhammer/SPV. The LP includes one song from each of the previous studio albums receiving a re-recorded treatment from SODOM‘s current lineup. The CD and vinyl double LP with their martial cover artwork penned by Eliran Kantor (KREATOR, TESTAMENT, GWAR, among others) contain 17 tracks, all newly recorded by Such, Frank Blackfire (guitar),Yorck Segatz (guitar) and Toni Merkel (drums).
Earlier this month, KREATOR kicked off a short North American tour as the support act for MERCYFUL FATE.
KREATOR‘s fifteenth studio album, “Hate Über Alles”, was released in June. The follow-up to 2017’s “Gods Of Violence” was recorded at Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin, Germany. Helming the sessions was Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, CODE ORANGE, POWER TRIP and SOULFLY, among others.
“Hate Über Alles” marked KREATOR‘s first album with bassist Frédéric Leclercq, who joined the group in 2019.
DESTRUCTION‘s latest studio album, “Diabolical”, was released in April via Napalm Records. It is the band’s first album without founding member/guitarist Michael “Mike” Sifringer, who was replaced by Martin Furia in August 2021.
TANKARD‘s eighteenth studio album, “Pavlov’s Dawgs”, was released late last month on Reaper Entertainment. The effort, which was recorded and produced at Gernhard Studio Troisdorf together with producer Martin Buchwalter, is available on CD, vinyl in various color variants, limited earbook with previously unreleased pictures from the last forty years of TANKARD, and as a limited box set which includes two demos on cassette.
SODOM released their last studio album ‘Genesis XIX‘ in 2020 under SPV/Steamhamer Records.
1. Blind Superstition 1:02
2. Sodom & Gomorrah 4:06
3. Euthanasia 3:54
4. Genesis XIX 7:09
5. Nicht mehr mein Land 4:29
6. Glock N‘ Roll 5:02
7. The Harponeer 7:10
8. Dehumanized 3:53
9. Occult Perpetrator 4:53
10. Waldo & Pigpen 6:26
11. Indoctrination 3:10
12. Friendly Fire 3:36
Genesis XIX was released as a CD DigiPak version, 2LP gatefold version, exclusive bundle versions with mask (only at the Steamhammer shop), download and stream through SPV/Steamhammer webshop.
Tom Angelripper – bass, vocals
Frank Blackfire– guitars
Yorck Segatz – guitars
Toni Merkel– drums